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in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed inside his mother moved everyone to fathers. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it, i told them i was honored. >> reporter: so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. governor mallo
imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk about the end of the mayan calendar has some people doing some rather drastic things. >> so far so good. we're looking all right. >> we're here. >> we'll see what the rest of the day brings. it's been fun in case we're not here later. >>> and later, if there is a later, simon cowell has a brand new reality of his own. something is going on behind the scenes and it involves someone very special. you will not believe who simon cowell is dating. i'm a little jealous. i didn't think simon had that kind of game. >> it is surprising. >> apparently he does. he does have that money. that's true. >>> we begin with killer blizzard slamming the midwest, turning roads into danger zones. >> a foot of snow fell on des moines, 20 inches in madison, shutting down that city. and this morning, the storm is now moving east. warnings and watches are posted
in newtown provoked a fierce debate. we'll cover that starting with the nra's choice to lead a national effort to protect schools, former congressman, asa hutchinson. good morning, mr. hutchinson. thanks for joining us this morning. >> hi. >> you emphasized at the press conference friday you will be independent. but as you begin your effort, this national school shield, initiative, i wonder if you agree with the analysis of the problem laid out by wayne lapierre who says americans have to face this truth. take a look. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones, and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> do you personally believe, congressman, that gun-free school zones have been invitations to mayhem and that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? >> well, i think that when you look at school safety, you've got to put armed guards into the equation. i've made it clear that it should not be a mandatory law that every school has there. there should be local
killed just one week ago in newtown. >> what a remarkable week it's been. among those is the first lady, who has written a letter in this morning's "hartford courant." she writes, may the memories of those beautiful children and those heroic adults be a blessing for your community and for our country. >> and for more on the somber ceremonies, we're joined by wendy gillette in newtown. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. newtown is a very different place. one week ago, at this time, it was a different place. a quiet, small town where violence was extremely rare. now, as the nation continues to heal after the massacre, many will pause this morning to remember what was lost. bells across connecticut will toll 26 times at 9:30 this morning, marking the exact moment when terror invaded sandy hook elementary school. governor dan malloy called for a moment of silence at that hour. and asked places of worship with bells to ring them once for every person shot to death in the school. clergy say they will do the same to honor the victims. and many governors asked reside
and minds, still focused on newtown. president obama will announce his next step. the students at sandy hook are going to go back to school in january. it's a new school where they're trying to replicate like sandy hook. >> they want every crayon in the right place. >>> we're also going to go, as part of our search for solutions, inside one of the safest schools in the country. you wouldn't believe how they protect the students in school. the question, of course, being are these extreme measures about to become routine in schools? >> certainly, a fascinating look. >>> also, a shocking verdict in the case of the high school valedictorian in michigan accused of killing his mother. we're going to go inside a stunned courtroom. >>> we're going to switch gears. you saw it in the open. get ready, everybody. it is perhaps our biggest "deals and steals" event, ever. all for the holidays. how about $15 hockey jackets? just for starts. >>> let's get to sam. that major storm sweeping across the country. and i guess blizzards in some places. maybe tornados in others? >> exactly. and it's going to be a l
: this heartbreaking season continues in newtown. this season of funerals. as the country struggles to make sense of the horror, there's a voice you should hear. >> i know what it's like. it's the worst day of their life. it's chaotic. it's hopeless. [ sirens blaring ] >> reporter: colin knows what it's like to be in a classroom when an armed madman bursts in and starts shooting people. colin was a student at virginia tech. >> it was the most terrifying nine and a half minutes of my entire life. >> reporter: he was hit by four bullets. three of them are still in him. weeks after the shooting, he recalled those moments. >> the shooter came inside, and we were all on the ground, not moving, not making a scene at all. just lying there, acting -- playing dead, almost every one of us. yeah, it's been a little messy. >> reporter: colin's journey of recovery from that moment lying on the classroom floor bleeding to now, the rehab, the psychological therapy, the search for answers and meaning it's all led him to this. >> we are better than this. we are better than a nation with mass shootings in movie th
of the newtown school shooting. there was a stirring scene last night. the word hope, spelled out with candles, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-year-old daniel barden, who wanted to be one of them when he grew up. today, vice president joe biden will begin meeting with law enforcement officials to discuss how to prevent another tragedy like newtown. we're going to have more on those talks coming up in just a moment. >>> and new concerns about marijuana and prescription drug use among teens this morning. a new survey finds 23% of high school seniors now admit smoking pot in the last month alone. 7% say they smoke it every day. and 1 in 12 teens now admits to using the stimulant adderall, which treats attention deficit disorder. a significant increase from just three years ago. >>> and finally, a $500 million mystery this morning after a whole lot more than a prayer was left at jerusalem's holiest of sites. a visitor at the famed western wall found an envelope, you guys. it
mayor is supporting gun control following killings in newtown, connecticut. >> what the mayor is planning. >> happening san francisco, the mayor just announced he'll support local legislation to try to reduce gun violence, on january 15th one supervisor will introduce two pieces of legislation first would add ammunition, like hollow point bullets which cause great bodily injury. second states if you buy 500 or more rounds of ammo it will be reported to police at the time of purchase, ed lee says he's behind both of them. mayor lee says he will reach out to other bay area mayors to ask them to support similar plans to ban assault weapons. a buy back program yielded several hundred rifles and other weapons. a memorial was held for a 17-year-old killed over the weekend.w#?a the san francisco archdiocese organized that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church a
tragedy in newtown, connecticut. people are sending showing of support by sending men, toys to the town. at the same time this incident is pushing gun reform to the top of the national agenda. abc chuck southeast son reports. >> the funeral for six-year-old emily was held in ogden, utah, the only one buried outside of connecticut. >> she's become an example to the world about purity, innocence, tragedy, and forgiveness. >> earlier back in newtown, services were held for 7-year-old josephine, who liked peanut butter and the color purple. first grader marcus green was buried in green field. her coffin pulled in a horse-drawn karen. the deaths of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
:30 this morning, the nation observed a moment of silence to mark one week since the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. church bells rang out, one for each victim and two more for the shooter and his mother. >>> in washington, the president marked the moment, bowing his head in the oval office. within hours, another kind of silence was broken with the powerful national rifle association's defiant new message. here's abc's senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas. >> the nra has blood on its hands! shame on the nra! >> reporter: the nra leader had barely begun when protesters blamed the powerful lobby for the nation's epidemic of gun violence. >> nra, stop killing our children! >> reporter: but the nra was defiant. after remaining silent in the wake of the worst elementary school shooting in the nation's history, wayne lapierre was on the attack, blaming others for the recent carnage. high on the list, violent video games. >> there exists in this country, a callous, corrupt, and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. >> reporter: nra officials i
shooting in newtown, connecticut. the city gave out almost half a million dollars in gift cards. >>> traffic and weather together, next. take a live look outside at the decorated skyscrapers in san francisco, no rain to report here yet. that will move in later today. mike will have the full forecast. sue hall is checking traffic. >>> the country is just days away from going over the fiscal cliff. what is happening today in the nation's capital as lawmakers c >>> welcome back. doppler tracking showers to our north tail end showing radar returns most moisture in the clouds now because it is too dry at the lower levels fairfield 31°, mid to upper 30s in all inland valleys upper 30s around redwood city., mountain view, san jose. let's talk about what is going to happen today, light rain by the afternoon, 50s, showers tomorrow morning dry sunday and monday. >>> light traffic conditions so far, folks take the week or another long holiday weekend out of novato past marinwood lucas valley road here marin ymca traffic flowing nicely out of san rafael into southern marin no problems on
in newtown, services were held for 7-year-old josephine, who liked peanut butter and the color purple. first grader anna green was buried in greenfield. her coffin pulled in a horse-drawn carriage. the deaths of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy-back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal from the nra to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck sievertson, abc news, new york. >> as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school shield program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss "this week
who grew up in newtown, connecticut. he's finding a unique way to give back to family who's suffered such a great loss. and a simple way you can help a local school help find a campus garden. >> now, here is a lack at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. >> tonight on world news, there is a big backlash underway tonight against people profiting from selling assault weapons and chris kuomo brings us this story. including california teachers that want to pull investment funds out of investments like this. storms north of you. everyone trying to plot travel. we'll tell people how to we'll tell people how to travel for holidays, you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the f
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